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US: Circumcision benefits outweigh the risks

In this July 28, 2011, file photo, anti-circumcision activists Frank McGinness, right, and Jeff Brown rally against circumcision with about 25 protesters outside a San Francisco courthouse. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, U.S. health officials released a draft of the government's long-awaited guidelines on circumcision, which say benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks and health insurers should pay for it.  AP

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done despite opposition from advocates who decry the pain, bleeding and risk of infections to newborns.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Legalizing sex work would slash HIV toll—study

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Scrapping laws that ban sex work would slash the number of HIV infections over the next decade, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum on Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

WHO promotes use of ARV drugs as added protection from HIV

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is strongly promoting the use of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men having sex with men, on top of the use of condoms.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Manila mulls sexually-transmitted-infections screening for spa employees

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Masseurs and masseuses in spa and wellness clinics in Manila would be required to undergo regular screening for sexually transmitted infections under a proposed new ordinance to strengthen the city’s program for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Church: Don’t judge those with HIV/AIDS

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Catholic Church officials on Friday said the public should not judge people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes the dreaded Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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